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New Latin, from Parasitus, type genus (from Latin, parasite) + -idae
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The Origins of Parasites
The word described humans first
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“Parasitidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Parasitidae. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.
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